Monday, April 2, 2018

APRIL 2018: Share Your Joy

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ― Rumi

We came here to shine our light. But first we have had to master this high and fine art to allow for the temperance of such brilliance so that we could learn how to work together. For we find here that shining our light to blind, exclude or compete with others is not what we came for. In other words, before we could really shine our light, we have had to experience the loneliness of our own omnipotence, in favor of taking a stand for our own unique desires and destiny, and looking at the power of going deep versus wide to express our own soul's purpose. Ironically, as we step outside of reductionist, linear time and thought, and into the fullness of fractal time and the realm of soul and spirit, we start to fully understand the gift of this physical world, and our embodiment takes on a whole new meaning.

The darkness of our world awaits you -- not to engulf you, but to be transformed by you. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

The possibilities of an age of peace, enlightenment, artistry, creativity, unity in diversity, true appreciation for the earth and for the human condition can feel a bit like a fairy tale come true. Some of us are finally seeing how it is even possible to enjoy the journey, and not focus on the destination.  Can you imagine how sad we must have been to have to compete and bump up against each each other in order to reveal our unique soul's purpose to ourselves? We had to individuate, as this was and is our fate, but our true destiny is to re-unite and bring our great I AM presence back to the whole to honor each other. Humanity has finally "earned" through its own innovations, creations and evolution to come back into the garden.... and the garden is right here and right now ... on earth... with each other.

Truth be told, more people than ever before in the history of the world have the ability to find their tribe... to find their kindred spirits and to become empowered spheres of influence in their own right. This is the legacy of creators gods and goddesses in the making. It is our birthright to step into the glory of the work of a true creator. Like our maker who was so patient with this work in progress called humanity, we must also extend this grace to ourselves, as we continue to emerge and evolve our higher selves into being. Could it just be that this new era of social consciousness is both too good and true?

"You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings." - Unknown

Although these new sensories, skills and ways of being are not without their own set of new rules and potentials, as well as pitfalls, the vast majority of the way has been cleared for both lift off and a grounding of this new energy. The antidote for any discomfort as we acclimate is to continue to do our clearing and recovery work so that we can come into complete integrity with ourselves and others. This transparency that is phasing in, after all, is what we've wanted all along. For true intimacy and co-creation requires a measure of vulnerability that we may not have felt safe enough to express.To truly be seen we must reveal what is in our hearts. We must be strong within ourselves to reveal our tender hearts to each other and to the world. In the new earth, our love is our boundaries and our protection is our love.... and our joy is the artful expression of our life's purpose... whatever that may look like, even as it changes and grows. We must come to understand that we have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of our own blessings and our own ability to bless others.

“It is now your responsibility to nourish the qualities that are in you to create the luminous and glorious life that you desire. From your heart, radiate all this Love for humanity. Share your Joy.” - Sai Maa

A new age of originality and creativity is upon us, a renaissance of the highest order, giving license to the individual to shine on the world stage right in the comfort of our own hometown. Now we live locally, but think globally. Literally, the world is our oyster. We can have the best of both worlds and find that this duality is merging to form a synergistic blend of all that is good and right. The eternal will to good makes manifest delight and joy in our lives now. We must move forward now, even as some still suffer. For we truly know that misery loves company, which means that any subscription to that channel keeps it alive. This does not mean that we ignore the suffering of others, and the systems that are up for change. On the contrary, our creative solutions have never been more necessary. For this new earth won't respond to force. It is our power that we must source to create heaven on earth by our own action.

So let your light shine, let love live through you...for yourself, for your family, for your tribe and for the world. After all...It's what we came for.

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
April 01 - Easter Celebration: Church in Circle
April 08 - Dreaming the  New Earth (4th ClanMother - Looks Far Woman) CoSL 10th Anniversary
April 15 - Share Your Joy
April 22 - Gaia's Garden Grace
April 29 - Illuminated Heart: Wesak Festival Church in Circle

Share Your Joy Affirmations
My heart is free to love.
I let love live through me.
It is my joy to create my life in conscious awareness of the I AM Presence within me.
It is my responsibility to participate in the manifestation of my blessings.
I feel, see and sense the divine in all that is.
I apprehend the beauty of this world on levels beyond the ordinary senses.
I focus my desires and align them with my higher self.
My higher self imagines me to Be.
The love of the creator has gathered my soul and made me whole.
I explore my talents and skills to deepen the glory of the great work.
I am the living embodiment of all that I believe.
The solar initiation is the path of a creator god and goddess in the making.
I release the fate of cosmic loneliness, as I find expression in my tribe.
All is my relative.
I am in relationship with all that I see.
I take responsibility for how I am in relationship to everything in existence.
I see unity, harmony and social consciousness into being.
I practice social consciousness to bring in the new earth energies.
I hone may art and my craft in whatever my chosen path of endeavor to expand our experience of heaven on earth.
I have new respect and insight in the use of linear time to benefit my creations.
I work with the medicine wheel to step outside of time and space to receive inspiration from above and manifest miracles on the ground.
I seek to learn the languages of love that include sound, color and light.
Freedom is only serving me if it is leading me to greater realization of love.
Love is more than a feeling, thought, or touch...it is a catalyst for creation.
Love is the synergy that happens within when I give my time, attention and actions freely and without thought of return.
True love is always returned, immediately and from within.
Receiving affirmations of love are a mirrored reflection of the love within.
I believe in calling forth the purest essence of life, truth, beauty and love.
I slow down to spread joy all around.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Pendulum Power Workshop



Pendulum Power Workshop
March 29th Thursday 6:30pm- 8:30pm

Learn how to use your pendulum for energy and chakra balancing. This class offers indepth decoding of energetic movements based on the Universal Medicine Wheel. Why restrain a pendulum to the duality of yes or no, when you can have a more interactive experience? The pendulum has much more to reveal with some simple keys.

We will have lots of practice time in class. You will need to bring a pendulum, however, we will have some available for purchase.

Class: $25
Facilitated by Rev. Renee Bledsoe


MARCH 2018: Miracle Making




“I am the miracle.” ~ Buddha

Where do miracles come from? What is happening when everything aligns and what you want materializes right before your eyes? What's happening when it doesn't? Is it a miracle or is it some unknowable force driven simply by laws of manifestation? Having the answer to these questions, learning about the law of attraction and the other laws of manifestation will only take us so far. Having knowledge is important. But what is absolutely vital is for us to setup our lifestyle so that we can explore, discover and honor the whispers of our heart and soul.

"That's the thing with magic. You've got to know it's still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible to you." ~ Charles de Lint

All the manifestation in the world of material items, won't ultimately satisfy and fulfill us if we are not using the laws of manifestation to give ourselves what we really want and most of all what we really need. Many of us don't know what that is. And that's what our journey is revealing to us. We can use the laws of manifestation for anything, but how often do we use them to help us go deeper into our life's purpose and come to know ourselves more intimately so that we actually want what we manifest. I dare say, when we were born, that this is part of the master plan to help us to both learn about who we really are and how this affects what we create.

There are things that our soul wants to create that cannot be bought or purchased at any price. They are intangibles, such as love, peace, joy, friendship, community, synchronicity, cooperation, support, creativity, affection, time and bliss. Certainly the focus on manifesting money can appear to foster these things. But the truth is that we can manifest these priceless, miracles of life without money. And in fact, trying to make these things happen through our own force of will, usually ends up in heartache and disillusionment.

"Miracles are natural. When they do not occur something has gone wrong.” - ACIM

Conversely enough, when we begin to understand that we ourselves are the portal through which miracles are made manifest and the power behind our magic is our ability to reveal the Light from within, we will see all of the above magnetizing to us our heart's desire and all the resources, energy, cooperation, time, support and funds to see it so. We are the magical miracle makers. Come and join us this month, in revealing the Light of the Magician within so that you can tap into your heart of hearts!

"Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.” Saint Augustine

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
March 04 - Making Miracles - Clan Mother "Weighs the Truth" (13 Original Clan Mothers Series)
March 11 - White Magic: Intention & Surrender
March 18 - Sacred Circle Altar - Spring Equinox - Featuring Rev. Maribel Figueroa
March 25 - Healing & Wholeness

MARCH AFFIRMATIONS
I embrace life and all it has to offer.
I take responsibility for my life.
I create my life now through the power of love.
I tap into my own creative life force to bring forth my bliss.
There is something unique about me that others want to experience.
I have many purposes for being and am open to harmonizing and synthesizing them into my life experience.
My life is a masterpiece of love and creativity.
My purpose is not to suffer, but to release suffering.
The release of suffering for the planet, comes first through my love and compassion for myself.
As I release myself from the path of suffering, I turn toward the path of love.
Everything I think, say and do is a manifestation of love.
Love is my reason for being.
Whatever I create opens the way for more love.
I allow myself to be loved.
Through me miracles are made manifest.
I allow love to live through me.
I acknowledge the magician within and take responsibility for my creations.
I am a creator God and Goddess in the making.
I am a co-creator with the Divine.
It is up to me to bring divinity to humanity through love, respect and kindness.
Whatever is physical is already whole, therefore, the only healing is the realization of this perfection.
I am a Master at the practice of Love.
All of my dealings are guided and protected by my love.
What I want, wants me.
As above, so below.
I approach healing through wholeness.
I am a miracle making being of Light.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Art & Soul Painting Class



February 23rd 2018, Friday 6:30pm

Activate your Inner Artist...set the Muse loose!
In this process you will bring forth messages through your own artistry, as you work through a specific theme that is chosen each month in this 6 class series. You can attend just one class or all of them.

The themes and images will take you on a very powerful spiritual journey. The soul communicates in symbology and imagery. As you communicate with your own soul in this way the great mysteries within are revealed to you in a beautiful way that is fun and creative!

Cost per class: $35
Class includes all paint, paint supplies and canvas
(No painting experience required.)

Themes
February: Portals
March: Tree of Life
April: Pheonix Rising
May: Roses
June: Atlantis
July: Galaxy

Must RSVP Rev. Renee... PM or 239-569-631

FEBRUARY 2018: Love, Compassion & Forgiveness


“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ― Rumi

The overwhelming urge to take stock of ourselves at the beginning of a new calendar year can often find us casting a harsh eye upon our lives. Often we are moved to make resolutions and enact new life plans and goals that will get us the results we are looking for because we are fed up or disgusted by the way things have been. And while it is true that discontent and discomfort are great teachers, it is also important to think about how we can open up to more love, more prosperity, more peace, more respect and more personal power from a creative, empowered, energized and loving space.

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”  ― Rumi

First of all, it is important to understand that anything outside of us cannot truly give us those things that we are seeking in a way that is whole. It is an inside job. If respect is won because we invoke fear in others, that negates the other things that we need and want such as love and peace. If peace is won as a result of denial, the cost might be our own self-respect and a decrease in personal power. Force and the use of personal willpower carries with it a great price. Love and allowing opens the energy for all of our human needs and heart's desires to cohabitate and harmonize. This is an opportunity for our inner team to learn how to play together, to balance and synthesize sometimes what appears to be conflicting needs, through our higher power.

“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.” ― Rumi

We must first bring into our field the energy of what it is that we want. If we want more love, we must be more loving... right now... not when we get a new partner... but now. The things that we do, the goals or intentions that we make, if done because we want to create love or peace or prosperity, become more of an allowing. Once the intention is made, and it is surrendered to the powers that be, in love, we step aside and get out of our own way. This is truly using the powers of creation as they are intended.This is Doing Without Doing, and engaging in the Art of Allowing.

“What you seek is seeking you.” ― Rumi

This allowing surely is not accompanied by motionlessness, but rather an acknowledgement that we are working with subtle and profound energies called love and light, and that these forces don't need our constant nagging or pleading to come into effect. After all, these are omnipotent powers that respond according to universal law. If anything appears to be arbitrary it is because there is another belief system that is over-riding it... or something that needs to be released and forgiven in order to allow the new in. The laws of the universe tell us that if we ask, then we will be given. Yet my question is, Do we receive what is given? Do we notice how the universal powers are trying to deliver our desires to us?

“Knock, And He'll open the door. Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun. Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens. Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.”  ― Rumi

As we start to think and feel more into what we would like to create from love, we find the need to focus less and less on what we do not want. This is a turning point when this begins to happen regularly. In unconditional love, there is supreme wisdom. For it is not bound by the desire for a specific result, which holds the objectivity that can help us to break out of old patterns and see new solutions, ideas and opportunities. As we allow our creations and relationships this sacred space, there is so much love, that the beloved, whatever or whoever that might be, is afforded the room to grow even potentially beyond our wildest dreams, and blossom into something we wouldn't even have known to ask for.

“A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.” ― Rumi

In love, we become fluid, like water.... and once we are set in motion... love is an eternal abiding action, like the waves of the ocean lapping the shore, even if we are apparently waiting or holding still. The river of love within continues to flow out, much like the energy that patiently coalesces within the seed, as it sprouts later for all to see that there is a period of silence, which will produce something tangible. Love was at work during the entire process, we find out after all.

“Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.” ― Rumi

Learning to love the process, the journey is what love is all about. It is not love if we are sending negativity to some aspect of ourselves, or if we have an "if/then" mentality. The universal laws do not support these hard lines. Sure, we can make things happen and it might appear that we have outrun these laws, but we end up with the unending job of controlling our lives, and instead of commanding our ship, we end up holding the bag on everything. This gives us little energy, inspiration and time for true creativity.
“Be empty of worrying.Think of who created thought!

Why do you stay in prison When the door is so wide open?” ― Rumi

As we open up to greater love and oneness, we understand that there are parts of ourselves that we have barely given a voice in our life, namely our own soul. As we begin to make conscious contact with our soul, a world of wonder awakens within us. And we are moved. For love that comes through the soul moves us to take action, even if that action is to be still and know that God is within us. Even if that action is listening, praying, and meditating. Being still and doing nothing are not the same thing. And so it is through these small silent acts that we can hear the voice within that holds the greatest wisdom and insight of all... our higher self.

“The minute I heard my first love story,I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.”  ― Rumi

It is from this space that we can begin to hear and actuate the whispers of our own soul and bring ourselves truly alive. For love and light are our animating forces, what scientists call electo-magnetic energy. The truth be told, no matter what we call these forces within, so long as we recognize that all that we experience is a dance, a flow of energy, a juxtaposition of these two, we will have the understanding that will open us to the next levels of love. If Love is a verb... what do you love? And How does love move you?

“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” - Rumi

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
February 04 - Love, Compassion, & Forgiveness
February 11 - Sacred Altar Church in Circle - February Clanmother "WisdomKeeper"
February 18 - Languages of Love
February 25 - Let Go, Let Love

Affirmations
I allow myself to feel my feelings.
As I acknowledge my feeling I break with denial and shatter illusion.
My feelings and thoughts are messengers.
I let go of what I think about how I feel.
I honor the sensations in my body and listen to their message.
I continue to purify my mind so that I can properly interpret and honor my feelings.
My body is a sensitive instrument designed to express love and to create.
The unloveable need love most of all.
I love and accept the unloveable parts of myself.
As I accept all of myself, I am healed in the light.
My job is to gather the realization that I am perfect and whole.
I have taken the burdens of my family and humanity's karma to turn to love.
I am strengthened by my love.
What I love is strengthened by my love.
Love is a beautiful gathering of energy.
As I build the energy around something, I create love.
I protect my love in sacred space.
I allow love to move me, touch me and fill me.
True love results in devotion.
Devotion is commitment through free will and love.
Let the Light reveal Love in my life.
May my languages of love expand and grow.
May I receive love from all directions.
Love lifts me up, energizes and inspires me.
Unconditional love has no agenda other than to be love.
I unconditionally love myself.
I apply love and compassion first to myself, before I can truly give it to others.
Love and compassion are a part of who I am.
As I allow love to live through me, what I offer to the world is filled with light.
Let my love be as great as my light.
I am in service to the light of my soul.
There is a great love that has given us life.
As I remember more of myself, I remember the love.
I extend love and kindness to all.
Love moves me to create good in my life and for the world.
I open myself to healing through love, compassion and forgiveness.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

JANUARY 2018: Returning to Love


"The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be."  - Dali Lama

We often differentiate between "those who are on a spiritual path" and those who are not. The truth is that we are all walking this earth together and integrating the seen with the unseen worlds, learning and remembering how to be truly human, which is actually both spiritual and physical, whether we think we are on a spiritual path, or not. Challenges come to us all to integrate, either way.  It has been quite the journey for us all, whatever stage of the cycle we are experiencing. The difference here, is that when we are CONSCIOUSLY on a path of spiritual remembrance, we are actively and with intention invoking our own ability to recall things about ourselves, humanity and this creation that will unlock new vistas and unexplored, surprising aspects of our being that can unfold and create new dimensions of love and joy in our life... and allow us to evolve through the awareness of love.

"If I have to choose between the words Love and God, I will choose love; I will never forget about God, because those who know love will be bound to know God. But it is not vice versa; Those who think about God and philosophize about God may never know about love and will never know about God, either." - Osho

Those of us who have remembered and recalled more of the true nature of being human, will be asked to assist and be of service to those who are still awakening. Many lightworkers are now going to be asked to become loveworker, too. For no longer is it just about revealing light or truth to the world for the sake of anything other than to bring greater, deeper, more profound expressions of love to this planet. Yet, those of us who remember are challenged to provide support while still allowing others to experience and bring forth their own light, through the processes and experiences of their own life and the power of their inner wisdom. That is what keeps it all real and that is what brings love to the light... and heaven to earth.

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." - William James

Remembering our interconnectedness can't just happen when we are all getting along. Yet, it is true that we can break the circle of love and short-circuit our ability or desire to feel connected. That is very real. The way of the loveworker is to wield the Truth upon the Self, first and foremost. And first healing and holding the space for love to reveal itself within us.  Always asking, where is the love in this person, situation or experience. Where is love being blocked? How can we let more love in? Where is the love right now, without changing anything at all in this moment? This opens the way to unconditional love.

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." - Rumi

Unconditional Love, or Agape, is an actual spiritual substance. Many have only experienced it in consciousness fleetingly... but it is available freely and without question.... however, we must have the eyes to see it, the ears to hear it and the heart to channel it. Because true love is far from just being a feeling. In fact, we can truly love someone and not even like them very much or have difficulty being around them. This is a call for greater unconditional love to the self, as well as an opportunity to hollow a deeper channel for love. For we can only hold as much unconditional love for others as we can hold for ourselves! In holding space for the unloveable in others, we learn to love ourselves and vice versa.

"Every time negative beliefs come up, it is necessary to cancel them and insist on the truth." - Dr. David R. Hawkins

The new earth and the new age ushers in a time of the restoration of the soul, the magnetic feminine aspect of ourselves, that passionate synergy that unexplainably arises as a result of our appreciation of something or someone, as well as the electrical masculine which protects the sacred space. The ultimate union of love and light occurs when we remember our own divinity and we come together as kings and queens, royal servants of this creation. It is in this state of grace that we can create unimaginably, subtle, yet deeply profound inventions of love that bring magic, mystery, joy and abundance to every living thing in the universe.
This is God's journey. Let's make it a good one!

"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive."  - Eleonora Duse

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
January 07 - Returning to Love (1st Clanmother: Talks with Relations)
January 14 - Spiritual Rebirth: Invoking the Light of the Soul
January 21 - Gathering, Becoming & Allowing
January 28 - Sacred Circle Altar - A True Love Story (Blue Moon)

 JANUARY 2013 Affirmations
I let love live through me as I am guided by my love.
I ask for higher vision to help me see only love.
I acknowledge and sit with my pain and the pain of others close to me.
I release drama, so that I may clearly address the painful issues in my life.
I release myself from old stories that are no longer true in my life.
I allow myself to move into higher consciousness.
Higher consciousness opens me to more love.
I am aware of my soul’s emergence.
I am open to experiencing my life by letting go.
Letting go of control gives me the freedom that my soul desires and requires to flourish and grow.
The wheel of life keeps moving and changing, and evolving me along with it.
I am defined in this time and space by the story of my life.
I am free to rescript a new story with the new earth energy that is available to me now.
I bring my life into integrity by insisting on the truth.
I tell myself the truth and admit when I misunderstand or judge.
One of the most loving things I can do for myself is to face my problems with power versus force.
I ask in every situation what would empower love to come forth.
I make it safe for others to be authentic.
I allow everyone to experience their own journey without my judgment holding them to their old story.
I remember myself into being and rewrite the story of my life.
I experience the wonder of my soul’s journey.
Love and light has united within me and my soul has come ALIVE!
I am returning ot love.